Allen’s Flower Market Selected as Best Long Beach Florist by Beachcomber Readers

AFM7We are honored to have been selected by the readers of the Beachcomber as the best Long Beach Florist for 2016 as a Best of Long Beach Gold Winner.

The newspaper told us that we received an impressive number of votes during the July voting period, so we are thrilled that our customers think that much of us to vote us as the winner in this category.AFM6

The results were just recently shared with Beachcomber readers during the middle of September, so we believe that this will be a way to attract even more customers to our Long Beach flower shop and our website to check out what we offer in terms of value, variety, quality and service.

Every day, we strive to do that much better for our customers by giving them more to choose from at the best price possible.

Plus, we continue to search for the best floral farm partners and gift partners, including supporting local businesses like we do for our online bakery products.

We also keep adding new floral designs and products to our Long Beach florist location and our website to provide you with the best gift and décor ideas for your celebrations, occasions, and design enjoyment.AFM4

In addition, we also are continuing to expand our event and wedding flower services so we can help more people create memorable days and events that are framed with the freshest flowers and the most unique floral designs.AFM7

Thank you to our customers, vendors, and partners as well as our staff for giving us the enjoyment we have as a local Long Beach business. We look forward to serving all of you for years to come.

Autumn is Here and So are Our Fall Flowers!

afm1Autumn officially arrives on September 22nd, but the good news is we are already ready for it with our new fall flower arrangement collection.

Plus, our Long Beach flower shop also has other seasonal gifts like fall collectibles and more.afm4

To get you in the mood for the changing season and show you what you can give as gifts for those special birthdays or use as décor for your home during the Jewish New Year, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, check out these amazing fall flower arrangements:

  • We have many flower centerpieces and excellent floral displays that fit in great at the dining table, coffee table, foyer and more. Harvest Hurricane offers a hurricane candle centerpiece with orchids, gerbera daisies, lilies, berry and foliage. Allen’s Autumn Centerpiece has roses, orchids, lilies, sunflowers and decorative feathers.afm3
  • Cornucopias are a symbol of fall that makes a nice touch in your home or as a gift. The Rustic Cornucopia has fall leaves, daisies, cattails and sunflowers while the Fall Cornucopia has fall foliage, roses, sunflowers and chrysanthemums.
  • Many of our fall flower arrangements are very unique. For example, Bam Boo Boo has orange lilies, green cymbidium orchids, coxcomb, millet, hypericum and bamboo in a cube vase. Autumn’s Finest has hybrid lilies, yellow spray roses, bupleurum and salal. Fall Fashion contains red gladiolus and roses, sunflowers, orange Asiatic lilies, solidago, bear grass and greenery in a ginger jar vase. Winds of Fall features hydrangea, cream roses, orange gerbera daisies, hypericum and seeded eucalyptus in a bunch vase.afm5

You can visit our Long Beach flower shop to order, call us, or go online to our website and place your order for the Long Beach area.afm8

We also deliver throughout the country so we can help you send a little bit of Autumn anywhere in the nation.

National Grandparents’ Day is September 11th

afm1This Sunday, it’s time to celebrate those special people in our lives known as our grandparents.

They are like bonus parents except they like to spoil you and just want to enjoy you. You are a joy to them.afm2

Now, it’s time to show them just how much you love what they do for you and the advice and knowledge they impart to you.

It’s National Grandparents’ Day so no matter where they are in the country we can help you send them a special gift of flowers, a flowering plant, or dish garden that let’s them know you are thinking of them.

We have some great ideas to share that may make a perfect gift for National Grandparents’ Day, including the following items some of which are new to our fall flower collection and are on sale for a limited time:afm4

  • Tuscan Sun includes sunflowers, mum, and orange accent flowers.
  • Fields of Fall offers the best of our fall flowers wrapped with a raffia bow.
  • The Name Your Price Fall Bouquet is a great idea because it leaves it up to us to create something spectacular from our fall flowers based on your prince point. These come hand-delivered in a glass vase.afm5
  • Floral Inspirations is a unique floral display with Mokara orchids, pin cushion protea, calla lilies, bear grass arches and river rocks.
  • Calico Autumn has red roses, purple and green hydrangea, and berry accents for a bold floral display.
  • Allen’s Autumn Basket has yellow flowers like solidago, daisy poms, and gerbera daisies along with peach carnations and roses, lavender snaps and greenery in a yellow handled fall basket.
  • Limonada is a display of yellow with gerbera daisies, roses, tiger lilies and solidago in a clear glass cube that has been lined with fresh-cut lemons and curly willow.afm6
  • Sunkist includes spray roses, daisy poms, and lilies along with greenery and accents in a glass vase.

You can order these and more from our Long Beach flower shop by coming in or calling us, or you can go online to our website and order from there.afm7

Be sure to order now for best selection and to take advantage of our current promotions!

Enjoy Labor Day in Long Beach with Events and Flowers

AFM1Labor Day weekend is September 3-5 this year and there is a lot to enjoy as the summer draws to a close and fall is just around the corner on September 22nd.

Check out these things to do over the Labor Day weekend in Long Beach:AFM2

Labor Day Weekend Events in Long Beach

The Long Beach Greek Festival by the Beach is September 3-5 and admission is free. You can enjoy food, drinks, and dancing at this event, which is located at 5761 East Colorado Street in Long Beach.

The New Blues Festival is September 3-4 at El Dorado Regional Park and includes some of the most talented blues musicians and singers around.AFM3

Say Farewell to Summer Flowers

You may be planning your own Labor Day weekend event like a barbecue or block party so it would be great to check out our summer flower collection that is now on sale so we can clear them out for the arrival of fall flowers.AFM4

Here are some great examples of summer flowers you can use to decorate for any Labor Day events you have planned:

  • Gracefully Elegant features gerbera daisies, lilies, roses, alstromeria and snapdragons in various shades of pink along with greenery accents.
  • Summer Salsa offers a mix of orange, coral, and purple blooms like roses, dahlias, orchids and sunflowers.AFM6
  • The Dazzler includes bold colors in red, yellow, and purple like roses, chrysanthemums, gerberas, snapdragons and alstromeria.
  • Something’s Wild has hydrangea, snapdragons, birds of paradise, gerbera daisies, dendrobium orchids, antherium and tropical greenery.
  • The Long Beach Grand Prix is a mix of hydrangea, tiger lilies, sunflowers, spray roses, roses, bear grass and gerbera daisies.AFM5

Don’t forget you can order in our Long Beach flower shop, call us, or go online.

You can choose to pick up or we hand deliver. Be sure to enjoy these summer flowers while you celebrate the close of summer.

Will be debuting our fall flower collection very shortly! Stay tuned for some exciting new floral designs!

Time to Celebrate Others During Be Kind to Humankind Week

AFM1The last week in August is dedicated to Be Kind to Humankind Week. It’s celebrated on a global basis from August 25th to August 31st every year.

This is the time to reflect on what you can do to make the world a better place for everyone just by your daily actions.AFM2

A specific theme has been given to each day during Be Kind to Humankind Week that provides a way to focus on a certain type of behavior that involves kindness. These theme days are:

  • Sacrifice our wants for other’s needs Sunday
  • Motorist consideration Monday
  • Touch-a-heart Tuesday
  • Willing-to-lend-a-hand-Wednesday
  • Thoughtful Thursday
  • Forgive your foe Friday
  • Speak kind words SaturdayAFM3

Not only will you make others feel good, but you will also feel more positive and good about what you are doing and how you treat others.

Another nice gesture during this week is to send flowers to someone that may need that much more kindness in their lives.

Here are some ideas for flowers for Be Kind to Humankind Week:AFM6

  • Bubble Bowl Design is a stunning bouquet of pastel roses and white lilies hand arranged in a bubble bowl.
  • Epicurean Delight features roses, hydrangea, and cymbidium orchids in a cylindrical clear glass vase with decorative foliage.
  • Orchid Grotto has phalaenopsis orchids and hydrangea in a cube vase.
  • English Elegance features wildflowers and premium flowers, such as roses, hydrangea, Andromeda, grape hyacinth and berzelia berries.
  • Whisper has white casa blanca lilies and dendrobium orchids along with peach and lavender roses, pink peony and ti leaf in a cube with curly willow and clear gemstones.AFM8
  • Casa Blanca is a stunning white arrangement with lyzianthus, roses, bouvardia, Queen Anee’s Lace and maidenhair fern in a white ceramic vase.
  • Flora Nova is a cube arrangement with red and green roses, green cymbidium orchids, dark blue hydrangea, gloriosa and ti leaf foliage.
  • Limonada is a sunny delight with yellow gerbera daisies, roses, tiger lilies and solidago along with fresh-cut lemons and curly willow.

These flower arrangements and many more are now available. You can make your own or come into our Long Beach flower shop and work with our floral design team on a custom flower arrangement.

Plus, we have cards, gift baskets, balloons, chocolates, fresh baked goods, plants, and seasonal gifts that you can also think about adding to your gesture of kindness.

Toast Special Friends Near and Far During Friendship Week

AFM1AFM2This year, Friendship Week is August 21st through August 27th.

This is the time to let your friends know just how special they are and what they mean to you.

Friends are special gifts who then deserve something special during Friendship Week.

You can spend time with them, call them to let them know you are thinking of them, or send them a special gift like flowers or a tasty gift.

Here are some ideas from our collections of flowers and gifts:

  • Roseheart offers a dozen roses arranged low and compact with two French tulips standing tall in the center with a heart made of bear grass.AFM4
  • Pink Lady has 50 hot pink roses arranged with tropical foliage, hot pink rocks, and design accents.
  • Pinkwater has a white hydrangea base with pink starfighters and pink roses. The flowers are arranged in a clear cylinder vase that has wire and pink acrylic rocks.
  • Hydrangea Elegance has a white hydrangea base with a spray of purple dendrobium orchids and yellow tiger lilies.
  • The Pike features pink roses, liastris, purple calla lilies, purple and green hydrangea, curly willow and acrylic rocks.AFM5
  • On the delicious side, we have an online bakery with fresh baked goods from a local Long Beach bakery. This includes the Sweets and Snacks Tray with cinnamon twists, palmiers, raspberry almond bars, coconut-chocolate chip-walnut bars, and guava cream cheese bars. Other goodies include Godiva Belgian Chocolates, including a 19-piece assortment.
  • We also have balloons and balloon bouquets, greeting cards, teddy bears, chocolates, and green and blooming plants.AFM3

Most of these and the rest of our collection are available to ship throughout the United States and, of course, all over the Long Beach area. Just call us, visit our Long Beach flower shop, or go online to our website.

Celebrate National Smile Week in Long Beach

AFM1The second week of August is designated as National Smile Week.AFM2

This is a week to focus on the positive things we can do to bring a smile to the face of others in our lives or even complete strangers we see throughout the day.

It’s important to think about how we can say nice things or even just a “hello” or “thank you” that could add a smile to someone else’s face.AFM3

We have a wide selection of beautiful and bright flowers that are bound to make someone else smile.

Each of these stunning arrangements can show your friends, family, colleagues or clients just how much you care about them during this special week and the whole year round:

  • Graceful Gerberas contains 13 assorted colors of this bold and beautiful daisy arranged in a clear glass vase.
  • Long Beach Daisy Delight features orange roses and gerberas, hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, curly willow and spray roses.AFM4
  • Sunny Sunflowers is a vase full of sunshine, overflowing with numerous sunflowers.
  • Pretty in Pink is a small floral design that features ranunculus, lilies, hot pink roses and bouvardia in a low cylindrical vase.
  • Calla Light features white calla lilies, hydrangea, and roses arranged in a clear glass rectangular vase with a foliage bow.AFM5
  • Lovely Larkspur has larkspur, alstromeria, casa blanca lilies, carnations and daisy poms in a ginger jar vase wrapped in a pink polka-dot ribbon.
  • Purple Pizazz has purple allay lilies and roses in a glass cube accented with greenery.
  • Simple Elegance has white cymbidium orchids, casa blanca lilies, tulips, hydrangea, snapdragons, wax flower and ruscus arranged in an open floral design style.AFM6

You can order in our Long Beach flower shop, call us, or go to our website.

Most of these selections ship around the U.S. as well as throughout the Long Beach area.

Don’t miss out on making someone smile during National Smile Week!